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Jack Shafer Gives Unsolicited Advice

Tips for Tina Brown, Diane Sawyer, Marcus Brauchli, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and others.

Unsolicited Advice for Tina Brown: On becoming editor-in-chief of Newsweek.” Posted Nov. 12, 2010.

Unsolicited Advice for Sidney Harman: Upon purchasing Newsweek from the Washington Post Co.” Posted Aug. 5, 2010.

How To Give (and Take) a Leak: Unsolicited advice for Julian Assange of WikiLeaks.” Posted July 28, 2010.

Unsolicited Advice for Future Subjects of Magazine Profiles: What Gen. McChrystal should have known about Rolling Stone’s reporter going in.” Posted June 23, 2010.

Unsolicited Advice for Jim Brady: Upon starting a local news site in D.C. for the owner of Politico.” Posted Oct. 29, 2009.

Unsolicited Advice for Diane Sawyer: Why she should reject the ABC World News anchor slot.” Posted Sept. 3, 2009.

Unsolicited Advice for David Gregory: Upon taking the wheel at Meet the Press.” Posted Dec. 9, 2008.

Advice for Marcus Brauchli: Of the unsolicited variety as he ascends to the executive editorship of the Washington Post.” Posted July 7, 2008.

So, You Bought the New York Observer:Unsolicited advice for new owner Jared Kushner.” Posted Aug. 1, 2006.

The New Atlantic Monthly:Unsolicited advice for James Bennet, the magazine’s incoming editor.” Posted Mar. 7, 2006.

The New New Republic: A prayer for Franklin Foer, the magazine’s incoming editor.” Posted Mar. 1, 2006.Like Slate on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.